Turn That Frown Upside Down

You know one of those days when you’re feeling sad and you don’t even know why. Well, if you’re feeling that way today, I’m here to bring a smile to your face! 😀

  1. Look at yourself in the mirror and Smile.
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  2. Work on something that you love doing, this way you won’t feel unproductive.
  3. Turn up the volume and dance like no one’s watching.
  4. Step away from all the negativity.
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  5. Scientists have proved that eating chocolate instantly lifts up your mood.
  6. Go exercise! Sweat your way out of sadness and grief. 
  7. Think about the people who play a positive role in your life. 

I hope these tips are successful in turning your frown upside down!

What do you do to make yourself happy? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂

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Versatile Uses Of Vaseline

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly is one of the most versatile products ever. You can use it for practically anything that goes wrong! 😮

Here are some of the best uses of Vaseline:

  1. Moisturiser-
    Do you have cracked heels, rough knees or rough elbows? Use Vaseline to smoothen your skin and give it a nice glow.
  2. Lip Balm-
    Don’t worry if your lip balm is over, just use Vaseline instead. It works great and keeps your lips soft for a very long time. I, personally, prefer using the Cocoa Butter Petroleum Jelly.
  3. Mascara-
    I, personally, don’t like putting Mascara. Instead, I take some Vaseline between my fingertips and apply it on my eyelashes to make them look fuller.
  4. Eyebrows-
    If you have any trouble growing your eyebrows, try dabbing some Vaseline onto them overnight for better results.
  5. Tame Your Hair-
    You know those tiny baby hairs that ruin your perfect hairstyle? Tame them by applying a little vaseline. Avoid using water on tiny hairs because it won’t last long and it’ll make your hair frizzy.
  6. Prevent Chafing-
    Just apply a small amount of Vaseline to reduce irritation on your skin.
  7. Nails-
    Rub Vaseline onto your cuticles for softer, better-looking cuticles. You can also use it as a topcoat to bring a nice shine to your nails.
  8. Makeup Remover-
    Vaseline works great when you’re removing your eye makeup and lipstick.
  9. Put Earrings in more easily-
    When you haven’t worn earrings for a while, it can be hard to get them through the hole…and it hurts so bad! Rub Vaseline on your ear lobes and ease the redness and pain.
  10. Shoe Polish-
    So, I’ve never really had the idea of using Vaseline as a shoe polish, but you can actually do that. Take a cotton pad or cotton bud and smother it with some Vaseline and spread it all over your shoe. Tada! You have new shiny shoes. 😀

I hope you found these tips useful! 
What do you use Vaseline for? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂

-The Jouska

Style Sense-Summer Loving

summerWe all know it’s that time of the year when the heat is killing! On the bright side, look at all the ice creams you can eat and all the cute outfits you can wear. 😀

The Summer Loving set is perfect for the Summer season being comfortable and stylish at the same time! The set contains the following items:

  1. Mint Green Halter Neck Top. This cool summer colour looks great with the jeans skirt.
  2. Moschino Knee Length Map Skirt. I love the unique, funky design on this jeans skirt.
  3. Summer Tote Bag. This cute graphic tote bag completes the outfit.
  4. Paint Splash Panama Hat. I don’t wear hats very often, but I think this one adds a touch of sophistication.
  5. Rose Gold Sunglasses.  Never make the mistake of buying sunglasses from random stores because they do not provide proper UV protection, trust me.
  6. Tassel and Coin Beaded Bracelets. I love wearing colorful bracelets, and this one goes well with the other accessories.
  7. Hula Hoop Sandals. Flats are always a good choice when you’re going to walk in the sun. They’re comfortable and smart.

I hope you liked the Summer Loving Set! 
What’s your favorite summer colour? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂

-The Jouska

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1

Hi, everyone! 🙂

I’ve been nominated for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Since I love quotes, I’m quite excited about this challenge. 

Before I start, I would like to thank Nazmin for the nomination. If you like posts that are creative and inspiring, then you should visit her blog. 😀

Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Post three quotes on three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three new bloggers every day.

Today’s Quote: 

Why I love this quote? 
Marilyn Monroe always went after what she wanted. Of course, she was very successful in her career, but some people envied her success and despised her for it. From my personal experiences, I can say that envy is something that can kill you. I’ve seen envious people pull other successful people down just so they can feel better about themselves.
Sad, isn’t it? I’m not the kind of person who gets jealous of someone else’s achievements, in fact, I celebrate along with them. If people started appreciating other’s on their success rather than hating them for it, the world would be a happier place. 🙂

Nominees:
Honestly, I don’t know who to nominate for this challenge. If any of you are interested in doing the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge, feel free to let me know in the comments section below!

What are your thoughts on this quote? Share your opinion with me in the comments section below. 🙂

-The Jouska

 

 

 

The Blogger Recognition Award

Hi, everyone! 🙂

I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award.
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Before I start, I would like to thank Sadaptation for nominating me. You should visit her blog because she posts some pretty creative and interesting articles. 😀

Rules:

  1. Write a post to show your award.
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Give a brief story of how you started your blog.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Nominate 15 bloggers who deserve the award.

How did I start my blog?

Well, to be honest, it was a decision that I made after a lot of self-debate. Even though I had an interest in blogging, there was something holding me back and that something was fear. I was confused, to say the least. I kept asking myself questions like:
Where should I start?
What should I write about?
Will people like my blog? and so on.
Sooner or later, I realized that I had to stop being such a wimp and just go for it. Maybe, it was my sudden surge of confidence that motivated me to start ‘The Jouska’ blog. I’m glad that I made that choice because I really enjoy being in the blogging community now. Also, I’m not very chatty in the real world, so having a blog gives me a way to express myself freely without any judgement.

My advice to new bloggers:

  1. Never be afraid of the outcome:
    I know it’s hard to start something you’ve never done before. It’s scary. However, when it comes to blogging, don’t be afraid of what others think of your blog. You are the creator of your blog and there’s no one to stop you. Maybe your blog won’t do very well in the initial stage, but trust me, it will get better with time. Anyway, my point is, fear is your worst enemy so don’t let that get to you. Don’t think about what other people have to say, always be confident and sure of what you do.
  2. Be consistent:
    Always make it a point to post as regularly as possible. If it’s difficult for you to post something new every day, then follow a consistent timetable. I’ve seen bloggers come and go because they get bored of their blog and end up deleting it. Remember one thing, your hard work will pay-off in the end. 🙂

*Drum Roll Please* I would like to nominate the following bloggers:

I hope that my piece of advice helps you find your way in the blogging community.
Congrats to all the nominees! I’m looking forward to reading your answers.
 😀

-The Jouska

 

 

 

Are Taking Decisions Important?

Why is it so important to take decisions in life? I keep asking myself this question every day.

I used to hate taking decisions and making life choices. I feared them. I was scared that if I decided to do something and it didn’t work out as planned, then I’d be doomed.
Whether it was deciding which college to go to, which major, which career, which country and so on. It was always my parents who did everything for me when I was younger. I was under the impression that they would always take every decision, every choice, and every step for me.

But, I was wrong. Sooner or later I realized that taking decisions are an essential part of our lives. Now that I’ve grown up, I have to make these life choices on my own. It may seem scary at first but it’s true. It’s important for us to understand the importance of moving on in life. Life is never stagnant, people never wait, and opportunities never return again. We must be bold enough to decide what’s right for us because we are responsible for ourselves.

Don’t be afraid of the outcomes. You may go wrong, but it won’t kill you to try.
The worst case scenario: You’ll regret it for the rest of your life, but at least you tried! Also, you won’t know if it is the right decision until you try. Always remember one thing, be confident in what you do.

I hope my little piece of advice will help you overcome your fear of taking decisions in life. Start small and you’ll end up taking major decisions in no time! 🙂

-The Jouska

BB Cream vs. Foundation

 

BB Cream Brands

There are various BB Cream brands available in the market, but one of my favorites is Garnier BB Cream because it’s not oily and is perfect for combination skin.

 

 

Foundation Brands

Also, there are hundreds of foundation brands available around the world. I, personally, prefer using MAC Foundation because it gives a good coverage and glow to your skin.

What’s the difference between the two?

  1. Coverage:
    BB Creams provide a fair coverage if you’re planning on using it every day.
    Foundations, on the other hand, are much better if you want a good coverage and glow, perhaps when you’re going to a party or some formal occasion.
  2. Sun Protection:
    BB Creams are amazing sunscreens as well. Instead of applying two layers of cream, you can just apply a coat of BB Cream once!
    While many foundations do contain SPF, they’re lower than that of BB creams.
  3. Acne or Blemishes:
    While foundation covers pimples really well, BB Cream not only covers them, rather it treats them too! BB cream serves as a magic wand when it comes to treating acne.
  4. Hydration: 
    BB Creams are more like tinted moisturizers, so if your skin is dry then opt for BB Cream instead of foundation.
  5. Shades:
    BB Creams usually come in three main shades: Light, Medium, and Dark.
    Foundations come in various skin tones, so if you find it difficult to find a BB shade to match your skin tone then you might just prefer using a foundation.

Overall, I prefer using BB Cream on a daily basis. And, on special occasions, I prefer using Foundation instead.
Do you prefer using BB Cream or Foundation? Share your opinion with me in the comments section below. 

-The Jouska

 

 

 

 

Inspirational Quotes

I love quotes because they inspire me to become a better person.
My wall is covered with so many quote posters that you can barely see the wall color hiding behind them…Oops?

Anyway, today I want to inspire you all with some simple yet effective quotes:

  1. Some of us may be very competitive and in turn, always want to win. However, we must learn to accept defeat as well. Ultimately, it’s not about winning but about gaining experience.
  2. Challenging yourself is always a better idea than challenging someone else.
  3. Always keep one thing in mind, if you really love something then don’t be afraid to chase it. 
  4. This quote always motivates me to get up early in the morning and get all my work done. In simple words, productivity leads to good things.
  5. Never be afraid to let your true colors shine. Everyone is unique and you’re one of them. Dare to be different! 

I hope you are inspired by my favorite collection of quotes.
What’s your favorite quote? Share them with me in the comments section below! :D

-The Jouska

Change-For the better or worse?

I often question myself whether change is for the better or worse. :/

Over the last century, change in the life of human beings has increased its pace and beyond our wildest expectations. While, some may believe that change is always for the better, others strongly support the idea of sticking to old ideas and norms. Change can mostly be attributed to technological or scientific breakthroughs which change the way we look at things around us on a daily basis.

Those who are afraid of change and try to secure themselves by doing safe and familiar things are living in denial. Even if they resist from changing their lifestyle, they cannot stop the world around them from changing. Sooner or later, they realise that their familiar jobs no longer exists or that their safe behaviour patterns may no longer be accepted.

On the contrary, some people say that change is always for the better. They believe so because it brings about new opportunities and new experiences which enthrall our life journey. However, reaching the conclusion that change is inevitable is not the same as assuming that ‘change is always for the better’. Unfortunately, it is not always that changes are made because they have good impacts for the majority of the people. Rather, such changes are made to accumulate wealth in the hands of the rich and powerful people.

In conclusion, I strongly believe that change can be stimulating and be energizing for those people who pursuit it themselves. On the other hand, when change is imposed forcefully upon people, it may not necessarily have good outcomes.

What’s your opinion on change? Share them with me in the comments section below. 🙂

-The Jouska

Importance of Solitude

People often don’t realise the difference between loneliness and solitude. They think that if you’re alone and enjoying your own company, you’re a loner, but that’s not true.

Solitude isn’t something you should be afraid of, it’s something  you should be happy about. 

Having time to yourself is as important as socialising with other people. Why?

  1. Self-Discovery:
    Well, firstly, you get a clear idea of who you are and what your goals are. It also gives you a chance to learn something new about yourself.
  2. Catching up with your mind:
    Our body is often detached from our mind. Thinking, reciprocating and understanding our thoughts and feelings helps us to connect our mind and body together.
  3. Gives you a break from all the drama:
    Sometimes you just need to get away from all the drama happening in the outside world. In a world of overstimulation, our minds are constantly in an overactive mode. Solitude allows your mind to detach from all the endless chatter coming from the environment around you, which gives you a peaceful and tranquil feeling.
  4. Focus:
    Solitude helps you focus on what’s important and ignoring those things that aren’t your priorities.

Anyway, my point is, enjoy your solitude and make the best of it. 😀

-The Jouska